The 2014 Emerald Downs live racing season runs April 12 - September 28.
The Race Office is located inside the south barn gate on Emerald Downs Drive.
2014 Trainer Contact List.
Race Office hours are as follows:
Monday & Tuesday closed
Wednesday 7am - 3pm
Live Race Days
Weeknights: 7am - 8pm
Weekends/Holidays: 7am - 6:30pm
The Paymaster office is located in the lobby of the Race Office. Hours are as follows:
Mon., Tues., & Wednesday: closed
Thursday & Friday: 4:30pm - thru final race
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - thru final race
PO Box 617
Auburn, WA 98071
2300 Emerald Downs Drive
Auburn, WA 98001
Race Office: 253-288-7755
Toll Free: 1-800-736-6324
Race Office Fax: 253-288-7750
Bret Anderson, Director of Racing: 253-288-7751
Rene Harris, Asst. Racing Secretary: 253-288-7752
Jan McDowell, Administrative Assistant: 253-288-7754
Jan Baze, Horsemen's Bookkeeper: 253-288-7760
Sue Villyard, Horsemen's Liaison, 253-288-7753
Vern Baze, Stable Area Superintendent: 253-288-7757
Stable Gate - South: 253-288-7781
Stable Gate - North: 253-288-7782
Lazy K Tack: 253-288-0132
WA Horse Racing Commission: 253-931-6372
Administrative Offices: 253-288-7000
Customer Service & Reservations: 253-288-7711
Will Calls: 253-288-7753
Scratch & Result Line: 253-288-7722
The Horsemen's Liaison can be reached in the Race Office or by phone at 253-288-7753. The liaison is available to assist owners in arranging box seating, dining reservations, will-calls and hotel accommodations, or to provide information on other local amenities.
The Horsemen's Bookkeeper Office is open Wednesdays 8am-3pm, Thursdays & Fridays from 4:00pm until the last race. On weekends and holidays, the office is open from 12:00pm until the running of the last race. Call 253-288-7760 for inquiries.
Purse money is guaranteed by the HBPA and will be available 48 hours after the running of a race. Owners and trainers are required to deposit jockey fees before a horse starts.
Purse money will be available through an HBPA guarantee 48 hours after the day of the race except for stakes races which require WHRC clearance for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placing.
For IRS purposes, it is mandatory that all owners have a W-9 Form on file in the Horsemen's Bookkeeper Office before their horses compete. Canadian residents are required to complete a W-7 Form. No funds will be released without these forms on file. The IRS also mandates that Form 8300 be filed whenever cumulative cash deposits of over $10,000 are made into an account.
Owners claiming a horse must have cleared funds, plus 9.5% King County sales tax for geldings, on account with the horsemen's bookkeeper prior to the running of the race. Claim deposits must be cash, cashiers check or cleared purse money.